JUG BAND: AESTHETICS, CONTEXT & REPERTOIRE w/ Súle Greg Wilson – Tickets – – August 15th, 2020

JUG BAND: AESTHETICS, CONTEXT & REPERTOIRE w/ Súle Greg Wilson
Created and taught by Súle Greg Wilson of Griotpath Media

JUG BAND: AESTHETICS, CONTEXT & REPERTOIRE w/ Súle Greg Wilson

Súle Greg Wilson

$112.50 - $125.00
JUG BAND: AESTHETICS, CONTEXT & REPERTOIRE w/ Sule Greg Wilson

Created and taught by Sule Greg Wilson of Griotpath Media

THREE SATURDAYS, August 15, 22, 29, 2020 - 5:00-5:45 p.m.

This workshop, facilitated by the renowned educator Sule Greg Wilson, will interactively explore the aesthetics, context and repertoire of the jug band tradition and unveil hidden histories in early American music.

You will receive a Zoom link with your confirmation email after registering.

SATURDAY ONE - 8/15/20

Intro; We’ve Been Waiting/IBPO/Yeah, yeah!: Let’s come together!

Jug Band History—Watch, discuss clips from Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost: Perspective!

Orchestration of Jug Bands, & Why: Which version do we adhere to?

Demonstration of trad Jug Bands instruments: Wow; really!?

Outro: Where to get instruments; Songs; thanks!: We’ll’ come together & play, soon!

SATURDAY TWO - 8/22/20

Intro; We’ve Been Waiting/IBPO/Yeah, yeah!: Let’s come together!

Jug Bands’ Hidden History: Part of World Post-African Culture — PPT

Demo of trad Jug Bands instruments, reprise: Wow; really!?

What part are You in the band? Choose Your Instruments: The Future

Jug Band Repertoire/Classics: The power of song, wedded with understanding!

Outro; Practice; thanks!: Let’s create success together!

SATURDAY THREE - 8/29/20

Intro; We’ve Been Waiting/IBPO/Yeah, yeah!: Let’s come together! Tambo:

Jug Band Repertoire/Classics: Dig into the fun of it all

Outro; By-bye’s; Remember to Practice; thanks!: Let’s come together again, soon!

INSTRUMENTS

Banjo – U.S. child of W Africa’s Akonting, Ngoni; Bones – Old World percussion in the New World; Jug – Vocal bass, similar to those used in African & Post-African social & religious services; Tambourine – Eur-Asian frame drum used in Afram religious services; Tub Bass – Portable post-African adaptation of the Earth Bow; Eur-Asian frame drum used in Afram religious services; Ukulele – PR/Portuguese lute, Island-style; Washboard – Eur-Am laundry tool re-purposed as post-African scratch percussion instrument.

SULE GREG WILSON - AMERICAN GRIOT & URBAN SHAMAN

A community musician for over fifty years, Súle Greg Wilson, M.A., has played and danced ceildhs, jooks, gamelon, bembé, djembe, batucada, marches, hora and roda. He embraces tradition for the keys to spirit and survival inherent within. True to Sankofa, he passes those lessons forward, making it part of his work as inter-cultural healer, Reiki master, yogi, and life path coach.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Súle attended Oberlin College and New York University, and has had careers as an archivist (the New York Stock Exchange, the Smithsonian Institute) and an educator (New York City & Tempe, AZ Public Schools, Arizona State University). A founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, he is blessed to have performed and/or recorded with Babatunde Olatunji, Pura Fé, Taj Mahal, Peter Rowan, Abraham Laboriel, Ruthie Foster, Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Mike Seeger, the International African-American Ballet, John Sebastian, Laura Love and others.

Wilson is the author of The Drummer’s Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming, and produced the Drumpath Rhythms DVD/book, as well as numerous CD projects. His work has graced stage and screen, print and the street. More information can be found at

SuleGregWilson.com